Kintzley’s Ghost

The saucer leaves form around the flowers, so until it is established enough to bloom, you won’t really see them form. The ghostly blue-silver hue will develop with exposure to full sun.

Many gardeners are surprised to learn that only their terminal leaves (right before they produce a flower) are disk-shaped. Leaves lower on the stems never actually form full disks and are usually oblong. Kintzley’s Ghost isn’t the only honeysuckle that does this – but since all the amazing pictures of it online show the terminal leaves – many gardeners think the whole plant should appear that way.

Many of us on staff have this plant growing in our own gardens and can attest from experience that once it’s established and blooming, it will create the look you’re imagining. It just takes time to get there!